About the Course

This is an upper-level elective course designed to explore science through science fiction and is designed to be accessible to non-major students. The course will include reading, watching, and writing science fiction to get a better perspective on science and humanity and to investigate some interesting concepts in physics and astronomy.

About the Instructor

Mike BrothertonMike Brotherton is an assistant professor in the Astronomy department at the University of Wyoming. He received his PhD in 1996 from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a published science fiction writer. His first novel, Star Dragon, is available from Tor Books.

Related Links

Another location with new and classic stories of high quality is Sci Fiction. It's free, too.

If you ever get the urge to want to submit stories for possible sale/publication, this is the place to go for current market information: www.ralan.com

This webpage has a very comprehensive grand index of writing advice. I'd appreciate feedback on articles here as it may be possible to move away from requiring textbooks in the future.

Andy Fraknoi has compiled a list of stories/novels with good science on a variety of astronomical topics.

Astronomy Picture of the Day is a great webpage to visit every day.